Dogfish Head Pearl Jam Twenty Faithfull Ale

Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Milton, Delaware USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jams 20th anniversary and their seminal album Ten In recognition of these milestones this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over the course of the one hour boil.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours light golden with a small white froth. Aroma is sweet and lightly fruity, floral and a touch of peach and berry. Flavor starts sweet and light again floral with a delicate honey and grain character. Finishes sweet with the berry and honey notes lingering. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Pretty decent fruit beer, hides the abv very well and it quite drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a golden color with a white foam head. A floral aroma with hints of berry. A dry sweet caramel taste with some spice. Syrupy with berry notes on the back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Slight, very slight, sour taste in the finish. Not something Id ever buy another of, very boring brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA as Pearl Jam Twenty Faithfull Ale. Pours gold with a foamy near white head. Aroma of herbs and berrys. Med body more or less. Flavor is pale malt with some "jammy" currants. In some aspects its like there was cactus in this. Quite drinkable. Quite different. Quite unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small, white head. Aroma of berries and yeast. Flavor is smooth and fruity up front followed by some grassy hops and a yeasty belgian finish. The alcohol is well hidden but the overall flavor is pretty one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Was very excited when I first heard of this beer as I am a big fan of both PJ and DFH. Tracking down a few bottles of this ws actually harder than I thought it would be. It poured a moderately hazy golden yellow with a small white head that doesnt quite stick around for too long. Bready and yeasty aromas along with some honey and fruity notes. Ive never had a currant but it appears they are similar to grapes. As with the aroma here. Taste is similar to the aroma. It is a nicely flavored ale with bready and fruity notes. Reminds me of wine or even DFHs Midas Touch which is made with similar ingredients. I think I was expecting a little more to this beer but it actually falls sort of one dimensional. It is quite drinkable, Light bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish. Not bad but I think I was just expecting a little more, sometimes I feel that way with Pearl Jams music these days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit II. Golden, peachish, clear appearance with a small off white head. Apricot, peach, light raspberry, moderately fruity, light golden malty aroma. Clear, Belgian golden ale flavor with notes of apricot, cherry, and peach. Pretty high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
25oz bottle labeled as Faithfull. Looks pretty good, bright, but slightly hazy golden hue, nice lacing. Some really fruity aromas, berry-like, yet yeasty. Palate is really smooth, with a fruit forward hit, then you can get a little belgian flair in the mid. Finish is really easy as well it should be for the ABV. Not worth aging at all, drink it now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6182) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Labeled as Dogfish Head Faithful: Ginger nose. Clear amber, thin head. Orange and ginger flavor. Soft carbonation. Tastes fine, but no currants were found, which may have been a good thing. Im not sure a prominent currant presence would have worked in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
750mL bottle from 2011, marketed as Faithfull Ale. Pours clear, bright gold and dark yellow, with a medium soapy off-white head. Aromas of sweet berry, light yeast, plum, some cocoa, and mild grass and hay. The flavor is lightly sweet berry and mild bitter grass and cocoa, with a slightly tart fruit finish. The aftertaste is of currant jam. Medium to high carbonation, effervescent, but smooth and drinkable. Pretty good. [887]

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